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NSCLC Executive Director Kevin Prindiville calls on Congress in his latest Huffington Post blog to act to update the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program to help low-income seniors like Dollie.
NSCLC Directing Attorney Eric Carlson is quoted in a Nov. 19, 2014 article in Governing concerning Medicaid reimbursement for care outside nursing homes.
Dollie, 73, lives solely on income from Supplemental Social Security for all of her living expenses. But the program needs an update. Watch Dollie’s story and then help NSCLC restore this important poverty program.
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Category Archives: Case Analyses
The Eleventh Circuit enjoined parts of Alabama’s anti-immigration law pending a full review of the merits. Though the decision did not bind the merits panel that will soon consider the law’s constitutionality, it indicates that the panel believes that at … Continue reading
A district court issued a preliminary injunction against a state law that places a $1,000 annual limit on Medicaid payments for dental services. The court concluded that both state and federal Medical laws require states to fully “cover” dental procedures … Continue reading
In a lawsuit against Texas A & M University, a district court held that sovereign immunity did not bar a former student’s claim against the University under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The Court also held … Continue reading
After questioning whether the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Parents Involved required the district court to apply strict scrutiny to a school board’s decision to consider race when making a re-zoning decision, the Fifth Circuit found that there was a … Continue reading
After finding that a recently-issued final rule by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) likely violates the Free Speech Clause of the First Amendment, a district court issued a preliminary injunction against the enforcement of the final rule. R.J. … Continue reading
In a per curiam opinion, the Ninth Circuit upheld a district court’s decision to abstain from adjudicating a lawsuit brought by a group of foster children under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. E.T. v. Cantil-Sakauye, 657 F.3d 902 (9th Cir. 2011). … Continue reading
The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate under the Commerce Clause, rejecting the applicability of the Anti-Injunction Act. One judge dissented, arguing that the suit should be dismissed, based on the … Continue reading
The DC Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is constitutional. Of particular significance in terms of its likely consideration by the Supreme Court is that Senior Circuit Judge Laurence Silberman, a well known conservative … Continue reading
N.D.Fla.: Institutionalized plaintiffs have divergent interests from community plaintiffs, defeating class certification
In a further development in litigation challenging a lengthy waiting list for Medicaid funding for Florida’s Home and Community Based Services Waiver program, the district court for the Northern District of Florida denied a motion for class certification from a … Continue reading
After reviewing a provision of a North Carolina law that requires physicians or other healthcare providers to make an ultrasound image visible to a woman seeking an abortion and to describe to the patient the images seen on an ultrasound, … Continue reading